Tax stamp solutions

The global trade in counterfeit and smuggled excisable products, such as tobacco, has an estimated value of US$40–50 billion dollars. The effects on industries and the businesses that operate within them can be devastating, as well as causing huge losses in tax revenue to governments.

OpSec’s modular suite of digital tax stamp solutions is proven to successfully combat this illicit trade and increase excise revenues, as well as enable governments to meet their obligations under the FCTC ITP Protocol.

OpSec achieves this by combining banknote-level security features with our proven digital track and trace technology.

43 billion

The estimated number of counterfeit cigarettes sold annually in the EU.1

Our excise schemes in action

Portugal cigarette tax stamps

Portugal

Tobacco and alcohol tax stamp program

Tobacco and alcohol tax stamp program and government technology transfer

20 years working with the Portuguese government and INCM on excise stamp and joint technology programs.

Mozambique alcohol tax stamp

Mozambique

Tobacco and alcohol tax stamp program

Stamp production and secure distribution – with digital track and trace

30,000 illicit cigarette packets were seized in the first 3 months of the program.

Malta digital tax stamp program

Malta

Digital tax stamp program

Digital tax stamp program with TPD UID issuance

2.6 million illicit cigarette packets were seized within the first 12 months.

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Estonia alcohol tax stamp program

Estonia

Alcohol tax stamp program

Full-face OVD tax stamps with 30 overt, covert and forensic security features

100% increase in legal alcohol sales in the first year of the program.

Our FCTC-compliant solutions

The OpSec® Insight platform provides all elements of an independent, FCTC-compliant track and trace solution, such as UID (Unique Identifier) request management, automated data collection, product aggregation, supply chain management, and enforcement reporting.

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FCTC Treaty: Compliant Tax Stamp Solutions

Case study

Digital tax stamp solutions

OpSec’s tax stamp programs have enabled governments around the globe to protect their excise revenues, fight illicit trade, and safeguard citizens from dangerous counterfeit goods.

Discover more about our recent excise schemes in Portugal, Mozambique, and Estonia below:

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Case Study - Digital Tax Stamp Solutions

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References:

1KPMG